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Hägglund, T. (1997). Sonya turned her skin outside in. Scand. Psychoanal. Rev., 20(1):20-34.

(1997). Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 20(1):20-34

Sonya turned her skin outside in

Tor-Björn Hägglund, M.D.

In the case of a young woman, it was evident that she had difficulties in approaching her pregenital experiences during analysis and that she had defended herself against pregenital anxiety. While these defences were aimed at denying and repressing early oral and bodily fantasies end experiences, they had also influenced and inhibited her subsequent bodily and genital development. Psychosomatic symptoms had both absorbed and represented archaic feelings and fantasies which had not found a more precise mental expression. Consequently, her female inner space had been repressed and excluded by skinerotic defences.

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